Virginia Christine

Actor
Virginia Christine's creative partnership with famed director-producer Stanley Kramer encompassed six films. The two most well-known entries in the collaboration are the 1952 Gary Cooper Western "High Noon" and the 1967 ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1920 in Stanton, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Woman of the Year 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Hail, Hero! 1969 (Movie)

Eleanor Murchiston (Actor)

In Enemy Country 1968 (Movie)

Frau Gulden (Actor)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1966 (Movie)

Hilary St George (Actor)

Billy the Kid vs. Dracula 1965 (Movie)

Eva Oster (Actor)

A Rage to Live 1964 (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

One Man's Way 1963 (Movie)

Anna Peale (Actor)

The Killers 1963 (Movie)

Miss Watson (Actor)

The Prize 1963 (Movie)

Mrs Bergh (Actor)

Cattle King 1962 (Movie)

Ruth Winters (Actor)

Four For Texas 1962 (Movie)

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The Tales of Wells Fargo 1956 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 (Movie)

Mrs Halbestadt (Actor)

Flaming Star 1960 (Movie)

Mrs Phillips (Actor)

Johnny Tremain 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Lapham (Actor)

The Careless Years 1957 (Movie)

Mathilda Vernon (Actor)

The Spirit of St. Louis 1957 (Movie)

Secretary (Actor)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 (Movie)

Wilma (Actor)

The Killer Is Loose 1956 (Movie)

Mary Gillespie (Actor)

Three Brave Men 1956 (Movie)

Helen Goldsmith (Actor)

Good Morning, Miss Dove 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Rigsbee (Actor)

Not As a Stranger 1955 (Movie)

Bruni (Actor)

The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Dragnet 1954 (Movie)

Mrs Caldwell (Actor)

High Noon 1952 (Movie)

Mrs Simpson (Actor)

Women in the Night 1947 (Movie)

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Counter Attack (Movie)

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Daughter of the Mind (TV Show)

Actor

House of Horrors (Movie)

Lady of the Streets (Actor)

Murder Is My Business (Movie)

Dora Darnell (Actor)

Never Wave at a WAC (Movie)

Lt. Myles (Actor)

Nightmare (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

Special Agent (Movie)

Mabel Rumpler (Actor)

The Gangster (Movie)

Mrs. Karty (Actor)

The Killers (Movie)

Lilly Lubinsky (Actor)

The Mummy's Curse (Movie)

Princess Ananka (Actor)

The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Virginia Christine's creative partnership with famed director-producer Stanley Kramer encompassed six films. The two most well-known entries in the collaboration are the 1952 Gary Cooper Western "High Noon" and the 1967 topical drama "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", in which Christine portrayed Hilary St. George, the racist co-worker of Katharine Hepburn's Christina Drayton. In the midst of all this, Christine also began, in 1965, one of the most iconic partnerships between an actor and a commercial product, beginning a 21-year run as Mrs. Olsen in Folger's Coffee spots. During her long TV and film career, Christine starred in the odd horror film, most notably 1956's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", though her part was small. Christine began her career in radio and was always good with accents and dialects, so it's somewhat appropriate that after first hitting the airwaves in the '40s, she ended her career contributing various voices for the animated TV series "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo". Christine also appeared on a number of classic TV Western series, such as "The Virginian".

Relationships

Fritz Feld

Husband
married on November 16, 1940 died on November 18, 1993

Danny Feld

Son
survived her

Steven Feld

Son
survived her

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1968

Appeared in "Hail, Hero!" starring Michael Douglas

1967

Worked on "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" in the role of Katherine Hepburn's business partner

1961

Played the role of Widow Ovie for a season at NBC in "Tales of Wells Fargo"

1961

Had a role in Kramer's "Judgement at Nuremberg"

1956

Featured in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

1952

Appeared in "High Noon"

1943

Appeared in "Mummy's Curse"

1942

Motion picture debut in "Edge of Darkness," starring Errol Flynn; played the role of a peasant girl named Miss Olson

1940

Married fellow actor Fritz Feld

Stage debut playing the role of "Hedda Gabler"; noted the role as one of her personal favorites

Bonus Trivia

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Served as honary mayor of Brentwood

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Did volunteer work with Planned Parenthood

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Judged the annuall American College Theater Festival

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